Day 4 Video Blog
I made a little video documentary to have a recorded history of what you can expect in the first week after the NeoGraft FUE hair transplant procedure. This is Day 4 of the process, June 12, 2016.
I have done my best in these following videos to present the facts as well as the expectations as legitimately and truthfully as possible. I hope that every one of our potential hair transplant patients will be able to benefit from this in some way.
Day 4 was a day of less swelling . . . or I guess a better word to describe it would be “maintained” swelling. I didn’t feel like the swelling had gotten any worse at all, although I had expected it to do. So that was definitely a nice surprise after Day 3, which made me feel like a “bobble head”.
I also didn’t feel any real headaches on Day 4. For the most part, I actually felt fine. The itchiness was definitely a little annoying all day. It’s very hard not to just scratch it when it gets itchy, so the calming spray was a mainstay with me at all times on this day. I did have a little slip-up at one point in the morning when I was still half asleep and scratched the front area where I had the transplant, so after panicking and doing a very thorough inspection to make sure that I didn’t do anything to harm the transplanted grafts, which I did not damage in any way, I made sure to always have the calming spray by my side for the rest of the day.
Healing Process Begins
I did go out on Day 4 to get some groceries and run some errands for the first time in a couple of days. I did notice right away that people were definitely noticing that my face was swollen and giving a few second glances. So I absolutely would recommend that if you are able to do it, it is a very good idea to just take the 7 days off after your procedure. This will mostly just save you from having to repeatedly answer the same questions from your co-workers over and over again as they notice the shaved part of your head, your grafts, or the swelling.
The best part for me on Day 4 was when I could feel that those hairs on the back of my head that were shaved so the follicles could be extracted were starting to grow back in. It was a great sign, at least for me, that the healing process was really starting to begin.
Use Calming Spray
So overall for Day 4, expect to still have some swelling, although it pretty much just plateaus at this point. You are going to have a very itchy scalp! Make use of the calming spray that has been provided to you. Wear a button-down shirt so you don’t irritate the transplant area. Take a few days off to recover. Expect to have some hair grow back in the donor area.